Postgame Notes: Wisconsin at Minnesota


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Feb. 9, 2012

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin 68, Minnesota 61 (OT)
Williams Arena – Minneapolis, Minn.

TEAM NOTES
•    No. 21 Wisconsin won its 4th-straight road game and improved to 19-6 on the season, 8-4 in Big Ten play.

•    The Badgers are now 9-7 all-time under Bo Ryan in overtime games and 1-1 this season.

•    Wisconsin has now notched at least 19 wins in all 11 of Bo Ryan’s seasons as the Badgers’ head coach. Prior to his arrival, the program had four seasons with 19 or more wins.

•    The Badgers’ 4-game road winning streak is their longest since winning 7 in a row away from home in the 2007-08 season

•    UW moved to 8-2 away from the Kohl Center this season, owning the most road/neutral wins of any Big Ten team.

•    Wisconsin is also 6-2 in true road games (5-1 in Big Ten play). UW’s 6 true road wins lead the Big Ten and trail only Baylor (7) for the most among teams in the 6 BCS conferences.

•    Bo Ryan improved to 261-97 (.729) at Wisconsin, including a mark of 128-52 (.711) in the Big Ten. He is 4 wins away from tying Walter Meanwell (265) for the most in school history.

•    UW improved to 19-0 this season when leading or tied with 5:00 remaining (Wisconsin led 51-44 with 5:00 remaining Thursday).

•    Since Bo Ryan was hired in 2001, Wisconsin owns the most road wins overall (61) and within Big Ten play (47) of any conference program.

•    Wisconsin is now 18-4 (.818) in games coming after a loss since 2009-10, which ranks second in the Big Ten over that span.

•    The Badgers shot a season-best 84 percent at the free throw line, making 21 of 25 shots from the charity stripe, including 15-of-17 in overtime.

•    Wisconsin is 84-11 all-time under Ryan when attempting at least 25 free throws.

•    During the final 5 minutes of Big Ten games, the Badgers are now shooting 81.0 (64-of-79) at the line.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
•    Senior Jordan Taylor finished with 27 points, marking the second time he has scored at least 20 points in a game this season and finishing just 1 point off his season high of 28 against Michigan State.

•    Taylor made a season-high five 3-pointers, tying for the second-most he’s made in a game in his career (7 at Indiana on 3/3/11).

•    Taylor now has 1,364 career points and moved into 13th place on Wisconsin’s all-time scoring list, passing Trevon Hughes (1,339). Taylor is 12 points away from tying Jon Leuer for 12th place.

•    Taylor also tied a career high with 3 steals and set a season high with 8 made field goals.

•    Ryan Evans, who played a career-high 44 minutes, scored 17 points and tied a career high with 11 rebounds to record the first double-double of his career.

•    Josh Gasser was a perfect 6-of-6 at the free throw line, the most makes without a miss in his career. He also tied a season high with 4 assists.

•    Playing a career-high 41 minutes, Mike Bruesewitz tied a career high with 2 blocks and matched his season high with 4 assists, while pulling down 9 rebounds.

•    With 3 blocks Thursday night, Jared Berggren now has 42 on the season, which is tied for the 6th-most in a single season in UW history.

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